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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the YWCA in Banff and we paid just about half the price of other hotels in the area. The rooms are very basic with just a double bed, no TV but basic amenities. You can also stay in a dorm room to save even more $$$. We stayed in the double room for more privacy. The rooms...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a double bed. Everything was clean and the room was warm. Wifi a bit spotty in the room, but fine in lobby--plus, it's good to disconnect while in nature, right? Left my bag in storage room and totally safe. Very friendly staff. Would recommend it as an inexpensive but awesome place to stay while in Banff.

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We selected this hotel as we left booking accomodation rather late (unsure of travel plans) and other options seemed excessively overpriced. Positives: - CHEAP ! - clean, no frills, basic room , basic property - seriously tiny shower but really good - free parking - kitchen & laundry facilities - staff were lovely! Negative: - more like hostel - younger...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly would not recommend this place to anyone EVER. Absolutely disgusting kitchen- I've stayed in hostels for five years but this was by far the worst I have ever experienced. Not to mention the house keeping staff would complain in front of the guests all the time about cleaning down there. They also would "punish" the hostel stayers by confiscating...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and I stayed here one night on Dec. 31 to partake in New Year's Eve festivities followed by Jan. 1 ski day at Sunshine. We stayed in a double room with en suite bathroom. For our needs, this hotel was perfect. The room was clean and comfortable, the bed was firm and hotel staff very friendly. We stayed...

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Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I thought this hostel was a great deal (only $38!) and the most affordable place to crash for a night. I was in a room with 7 other girls who were really nice. Bunk beds were clean and there was ample floor space plus 2 storage closets in the room to store extra stuff. I liked that the shower was...

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Thank Bailey S
Wapakoneta, OH
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Put in position of founding a place within 2 weeks traveling - difficult to found 3 nights, but this place had 1 room that covered my dates! Yeah! I was truly happy to find something and then at a reasonable price. I had checked hotels & B&Bs. We had room 315 that faced the court yard with 2 of the...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great location and our room was adequate. We had a compact toilet/bathroom joined to our room which was handy. Only 2 bedside lamps lit the room with only 2 electrical plugs in the room it wasn't ideal. Advertised that you get 'free wifi' is incorrect. For our stay 3nights we were unable to successfully connect to the internet to send/receive...

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Thank jok419
Canberra
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Good value compared to the $300 and $400 a night rooms in many Banff hotels. A good location, about 10 minutes level walk into the town centre and right next to the walk to Bow River falls. Rooms were clean, and reception staff friendly and efficient. Well heated in cold weather, and the heating system runs without any noise. Room...

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Fruitvale, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

For a basic hotel this was just fine. We had an ensuite and 2 double beds which was nice, as the communal bath didn't smell very clean. There are no TVS or any real amenities, but we didn't mind. It was unfortunate during our stay the Internet was not working well, and even basic netflix or YouTube wasn't working but...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The YWCA Banff Hotel is the perfect mountain hideaway for travelers on a budget. Whether you're coming to ski & snowboard in the winter or mountain bike and hike in the summer, we've got great deals for you! Our hotel has a number of room options, so we can easily accommodate your parties needs. We feature private rooms with bath, private rooms with shared bath, (4, 6, 8 and 10-person) dorms and family suites all at lowest-in-town prices. As the YWCA Banff Hotel is a social enterprise funding domestic violence preventions programming you know what when you stay with us, not only are you getting a great room at a fantastic price, but you're also helping women and children in the Banff. Other features;*Knowledgeable friendly staff*Clean, safe rooms *2 tv/media rooms*New! Large open plan guest kitchen which seats upto 24 people *Wi-fi Internet (For a small daily fee) *Free parking*Coin-op laundry *Large outdoor space with volleyball*Security lockers*Free linens*Licensed restaurant with Happy Hour beer prices *24/7 front desk service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The YWCA Banff Hotel

Address: 102 Spray Ave | P.O. Box 520, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada (Formerly Banff Y Mountain Lodge)
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $74 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The YWCA Banff Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Ask for a room facing away from street and elevator”
 of 5 bubbles TwoCrabs, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for room facing court yard”
 of 5 bubbles 368CathyC368, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 'facing the courtyard' are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles QuietlyRetired, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be glad these people are there offering good value for money in banff”
 of 5 bubbles nielgillespie, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay high at the back and away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Harold2010, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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